- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A bank robber who used an assault rifle in his heist has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

The Republican-American reports (https://bit.ly/1vbl58d ) that Robert Jervis brought a Colt AR-15 rifle with him when he entered the bank last September and ordered customers to the floor.

Following a tip, police found Jervis the next day. Police recovered the rifle, cash from the bank and heroin.

The 29-year-old Jarvis pleaded guilty to robbery, possession of narcotics, breach of peace and violating his probation.

Two employees from the bank appeared in Waterbury Superior Court for Jervis’s sentencing Wednesday, saying the robbery was terrifying. The teller who handed over the cash said she feared being shot.

Jervis was apologetic but Judge Roland Fasano said the robbery seemed to be more about intimidating people, rather than money.

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Information from: Republican-American, https://www.rep-am.com


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